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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

September 1st, 2014 6:25 pm by Associated Press

The emphasis on the minimum wage is designed to draw campaign contrasts with Republicans, many of whom maintain that an increase would hurt small businesses and slow down hiring. No one expects Congress to act on it before the November elections.

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US eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

US eating habits improve a bit, except among poor

September 1st, 2014 6:18 pm by Associated Press

The widening rich-poor diet gap is disconcerting and "will have important public health implications," said Dr. Frank Hu. Diet-linked chronic diseases such as diabetes have become more common in Americans in general, and especially in the poor, he noted.

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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

September 1st, 2014 9:31 pm by Associated Press

Many are convinced there was no justification for Officer Darren Wilson to kill Michael Brown because he was unarmed. Many others are certain it was justifiable because they believe Brown threatened Wilson.

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Improvement project complete at Morristown airport

Improvement project complete at Morristown airport

September 1st, 2014 1:00 pm by Associated Press

A two-year project to make improvements at the Morristown Regional Airport has been completed.

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Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

Experimental Ebola drug heals all monkeys in study

August 31st, 2014 4:00 pm by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer

An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa — once more of it can be made.

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U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' during Cold War

U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' during Cold War

August 31st, 2014 12:56 pm by ROBERT BURNS, AP National Security Writer

Russian invasion of Alaska? It seemed like a real possibility in 1950 and the U.S. government planned for it, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

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Average full-time workweek is 47 hours, Gallup says

Average full-time workweek is 47 hours, Gallup says

August 30th, 2014 6:00 pm by By Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

Just 42 percent of full-time employees work 40 hours a week, the traditional total based on five 9 a.m.-to-5 p.m. workdays, Gallup said of findings it released ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

August 30th, 2014 5:19 pm by DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in."

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Gov. Haslam's Medicaid talk draws GOP criticism

Gov. Haslam's Medicaid talk draws GOP criticism

August 30th, 2014 4:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

"It seems the governor is not very serious about whatever he has in mind regarding Medicaid expansion, because he hasn't conferred with the General Assembly," Norris said.

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Prosecutor: Ex-governor took bribes from CEO

Prosecutor: Ex-governor took bribes from CEO

August 29th, 2014 7:00 pm by LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press; MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

In closing arguments, prosecutor David Harbach told jurors they needed to convict McDonnell even though the popular Republican was swept into office in a landslide five years ago.

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8 apply to become next Tenn. attorney general

8 apply to become next Tenn. attorney general

August 29th, 2014 5:00 pm by ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

The field of candidates also includes Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery; Republican state Sen. Doug Overbey of Maryville; and courts administrator Bill Young of Brentwood.

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